Agriculture Production Technology
This program at MTC emphasizes animal sciences in addition to plant science, soil science, agricultural business management, and agricultural mechanization. The program will focus on livestock enterprises to include beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, and sheep production. Supervised agricultural experience programs and leadership training are important parts of the course.
Agri-science internships and on-farm experiences are utilized throughout the course as the majority of the instruction for this course is taught on-site, at the MTC Working Land Lab, in partnership with Valley View Farms.
Agriculture Production 1 -Grade Level: 10-12, Prerequisite: Completion of Biology I with a final grade of “C” or higher required. Agriculture Production Technology emphasizes plant science, soil science, agricultural business management, and agricultural mechanization, with the student’s employment objective to become a farm manager, related agriculture profession (sales, service, and/or research education). The land laboratories consist of: beef cattle, swine, goats, and sheep. The crop enterprises will include: corn, alfalfa, pastures, and fruit and vegetable production. Supervised occupational experience programs and leadership training are important parts of the course. Dual Enrollment opportunities are available for this class.
Agriculture Production 2 - Grade Level: 11-12, Prerequisite: Completion of Agricultural Production I, and students must provide own transportation to the farm. Students enrolled in this course have the option to attend on an odd or even day in the afternoon. Livestock Production Management includes instruction in agricultural mechanics, with emphasis placed on the application of mechanical skills to farm power and machinery, as well as on soil and water management, supervised farming programs, and leadership training. Students will learn the fundamentals of farm business management, marketing of livestock and related products as well as livestock production records and management. Dual Enrollment opportunities are available for this class. ** Certification available